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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Belleville

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found in the Belleville area. As part of regular surveillance by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), this is the first direct evidence of...

 

Tips to beat the heat and stay safe

Heat illnesses are preventable. During extreme heat, the most important thing is to keep cool and hydrated. Follow Environment Canada’s five steps to protect yourself and your family in very...

 
 

WPD wind farm road use agreement up for discussion

Prince Edward County will discuss a road use agreement with a wind farm developer at its regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal approved a much reduced industrial...

 

Lake Ontario outflow levels still unprecedented

The International St. Lawrence River Board of Control says it’s continuing to release “unprecedented outflow” from Lake Ontario, as high water levels continue. The board has been releasing 10,000 cubic metres...

 
 

Sun safety tips for parents

Too much sun can be harmful. Babies and young children have sensitive skin that can be damaged easily by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Environment Canada offers information and tips to...

 

Two local beaches unsafe for swimming this weekend

Two local beaches have been declared unsafe for swimming this weekend by Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health. Centennial Park Beach in Deseronto and Frankford Park Beach on the Trent River...

 
 

Quarry “rocks” with donation to Lower Trent...

Lower Trent Conservation is benefiting from a donation towards its Connecting Kids With Nature program. CRH Canada Group Inc. made a presentation at its Qgden Point Quarry today, along the shore...

 

Quinte West seeks funding for cycling infrastructure

Quinte West is going after provincial funding for bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure. On Monday, council approved seeking funding for eight projects that fall under the City’s Active Transportation Plan...

 
 

Summer sun protection tips

Being outdoors is good for you. Throughout the year, remember to check the UV Index before going outside and take precautions to protect yourself, particularly if you work or play...

 

Sandbanks Provincial Park receives International...

The Outlet Beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park has received Blue Flag designation, an international eco-certification recognizing the beach as clean and accessible with great water quality, high safety standards and...

 
 
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